Mercian Regiment to be given freedom of Tameside

The Mercian Regiment Credit: PA

The Mercian Regiment is to be given with the freedom of the Borough of Tameside later.

Soliders from the Cheshire-based regiment have paraded through Stalybridge before being presented with medals in Dukinfield.

They are the 11th recipients of the Freedom of the Borough in Tameside's 39-year history.

Civic mayor of Tameside inspects troops at freedom ceremony
The civic mayor presents medals to The Mercian Regiment in Dukinfield